Friday, 17 April 2015

hello - white with 1 April challenge

 Hello - hope you've had a great week.  The end of school holidays has come to an end.  I always enjoy the more relaxed routines with my boys .........
I've managed to do a couple of challenges over the past days by staying up a bit late ☺
This one is for the White with 1 challenge:


 ww1 sand

Here's what I've come up with:



I've picked out some papers from my stash by Teresa Collins - the 'Hello my name is' collection.  The colours and theme worked out great for my photo.  I like doing individual pages about my boys from time to time ........
I have a few wood veneer embellishments and a fabric star from Charms Creations.
Here are some close-up's:


I love how this page turned out - it's simple and sweet, just like my boy ♥
Thanks for popping by!


Thursday, 16 April 2015

adventure - scrap the boys

 Hello!  Just popping in to share my take on the challenge for Scrap the Boys - we got to work with this very cool 'ocean/beachy' mood board. Isn't it great?
  Here's my page:

 I used this fun picture of my boys at the beach.  It definitely works well with the mood board.  I was inspired by the colours, some of the textures and woodgrain.
Here are a few close-up's:

We hope you can play along this month.  It's a great excuse to scrapbook those Summer photo's!  Be in the running to win a cool pack of Gelatos.  Check out the blog for more inspiration and how to play along.

Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

wip: wednesday

 Hello there, I hope your week is going well.
I've started a new crochet project and thought I'd share it here!
 So it started off like this:  three balls of soft yarn and a new tote.  I knew I wanted to make a baby blanket to giveaway.
So I found this lovely pattern HERE and decided to go with it ............

 We went camping over last weekend, so this is when the blanket started.  It was perfect for the rainy days that we had ☺  And I actually accomplished quite a bit.
 I'm going with a bit of 'randomness' with a few wider stripes and will mix up the colours a little, rather than do them in order.
 This yarn in 8ply is super soft and lovely to work with.  I'm using a 4.5 crochet hook.
 And the texture is lovely too ☺  It's quite similar to my previous blanket, but this stitch creates more of a ridge.
So it's going along quite nicely ...... now that we are having cooler Autumn days, I'm sure I will be getting cozy by my fire with crochet and tea.  Sounds perfect to me ☺

Thanks for popping by and I'll share some more soon ♥

Saturday, 11 April 2015

the best fun - Scrappy Canary

Hey there, hope you've had a wonderful week.  I've been playing with the Playful Kit by Scrappy Canary!!
 Such a fun kit with gorgeous papers and embellishments that co-ordinate so well.  These kits sell out very quickly!!
I shared this page yesterday on the Scrappy Canary blog!


 I also used my Big Shot for this page, putting some white cardstock thru the machine with a Kaisercraft embossing folder. 
I love the touches of gold that the kit has to offer.

Please check out the Scrappy Canary shop for lots of amazing goodies to create with - remember to use the code CHANTELLE10 to receive 10% discount off your order!!

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

cherish - Jot Mood Board challenge

 Hey there, I really loved the look of the Mood Board from Jot Magazine and decided to play along!
 Here's what I've come up with:

 Most products are Heidi Swapp - her latest collections really seemed to fit in with this challenge.  I've done some fussy cutting and also used one of my favourite die-cuts - a flower by Stampin'Up!
Here are some close-up's:
 I've reached into my stash for these assorted embellishments.  I love how it all came together.
A close-up of the die-cut flower ☺

Check out this challenge over at Jot Magazine - the DT have come up with some gorgeous inspiration!

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

the view thru my 50mm fixed lens

 Hello there!  It's been a little while since I've done this segment.  Last one was late last year.  I'm hoping I can take it up again.  I love picking up my DSLR and capturing what is happening around my home.  It's a great way to appreciate the little things and make note of 'stuff'. 

It's the start of first term school break, the kids are home and it's very much like Autumn around here.  Our front yard puts on a lovely display and a big mess too ☺


 As soon as the rains start, this little man is out there with his bike and rain jacket, riding thru the puddles.

 My veggie garden is still producing, even though the days are cooler.  I'm getting some decent sized capsicums and the chillies just keep coming.

 I'm even getting a new batch of strawberries ☺
 We lit our wood fire today, so the wood bucket is loaded up and ready for cool nights and fresh mornings.  I just love the coziness a wood fire brings!
 With the boys all home, there's a bit of 'allsorts' happening.  They are always up to something, including bike fixing.
And the oldest is busy rolling brochures - a small part-time job that's keeping him occupied.

In a few days, we hope to go camping, so I plan on taking more pics with my 'real' camera; hopefully some good ones that will make it to my scrapbook page.

Thanks for coming by ♥

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

wip: wednesday

 Hello there - time for another wip: wednesday share.  Once again, ( like last Wednesday) I'm sharing a finished WIP ☺
I started this blanket late last year and was just plodding along with it.
I posted about it HERE!
March came along, and I decided that I would like to have it finished by the end of the month!
And here it is!!!
 I found this pattern at Rescued Paw - a very lovely blog with lots of gorgeous idea's.  Do take the time to check it out!


 I really love the texture the blanket stitch provides.  It has a very warm feel about it.

 I've added in pops of colour between the grey and white - it has a retro feel about it.  I was never a purple fan, but I've ended up with two shades in this project ♥

And here it sits over one of our living room couches.
This was definitely one of my most favourite projects ever!!

Thanks for following along ♥